The first snow of the season was Monday night and it resulted in weather-related accidents throughout northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan.
“It’s the first snow. People just forget how to drive in winter [conditions].” – Berea district headquarter dispatcher
There was one crash in Deerfield, Michigan that caused drivers and passengers to pay a visit to Toledo Hospital early on Tuesday morning.
Another chain reaction on State Route 2 involved two semis and resulted in the injury of those involved.
In addition to the major accidents that happened, there were other crashes that resulted in minor or no injuries, according to local law enforcement. Most of the accidents happened before sunrise on Tuesday morning. Overnight about a half-inch of snow fell, according to AccuWeather. Our office can only think that if all of these accidents occurred during just a half-inch of snowfall, what would have happened if the first snowfall had been two or 3 inches?
Winter Weather Driving Tips
We have already posted reminders to drivers to be aware of winter weather driving. As the dispatcher stated above, people forget how to drive in the winter after they take a few months off. We are hoping that providing a reminder to our readers, we will help to prevent future accidents.
To read the tips we posted, click here.
If you have been injured in an accident that was caused by another individual’s failure to drive defensively during winter weather, contact our office at 800.637.8170. While the weather is a factor in accidents of this nature, a motorist is the one who is deemed at fault.
Motorists have the responsibility of adjusting their driving habits when the conditions require them to do so. If they fail to drive according to the weather and they end up causing an accident that injures another individual, they may be deemed at fault for the accident.
If you have questions regarding this matter, feel free to contact our attorneys at 800.637.8170. We are able to take your call, answer any questions that you have, as well as give a free case evaluation over the phone.